Chessie Trail Spring Half Marathon & 5K

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April 15, 2017 # 1
The event starts at 08:00.

Run The Chessie!

Run one of the most awesome rail-trails in the lower fourty-eight states! The seven-mile Chessie Trail, situated at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, parallels the scenic Maury River and connects historic Lexington, Virginia, with the boom-town community of Buena Vista. The smooth gravel and grass trail runs along the former Chesapeake and Ohio rail line and parts of the earlier James and Kanawha Canal towpath. You’ll run through an ever-changing landscape along the wild Maury River, through farmland and spring wildflowers, past ruins of massive stone locks and dams. View wildlife from fish and ducks to rabbits, wild turkeys, and even bald eagles (if you are lucky), feel the cool moist air as you pass small caves, and enjoy the serenity of a breeze rustling through a bamboo forest.

Half marathon runners will see nearly all of the trail as they head east towards Buena Vista, loop back to the starting line on the way to Lexington, and then loop back down to the finish line.

5 K runners will head towards Lexington, running along remote sections of the Maury River through forests and fields, and at the base of towering limestone cliffs. When the river bends into a double horseshoe, they will loop back for a slightly downhill finish.

Walkers are welcome in both the half marathon and 5K.

Half marathon registration includes a free, pre-race pasta dinner (except student registration), a complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Blue Lab Brewery (except students & minors), long sleeve t-shirt, custom medals for all finishers, awards to top overall finishers and age group winners, and post-race pizza, snacks, and beverage.

5K runners will receive a t-shirt, medals to top overall finishers and age group winners, and snacks and beverage following the race.

Plenty of free parking near the start and plenty of other activities to make a weekend of it in the most beautiful part of Virginia! Registration for each race is limited to the first 300, so register now to ensure your spot.

Registration: Registrations and payment will only be accepted online at Active.com. Student registrations do not include pre-race dinner, nor beer. Students will be required to show proof of current enrollment at packet pick up. Registration will be cut off on April 14 and there will be no race day registration. We cannot guarantee t-shirt availability for late registrants. We are sorry that we cannot make refunds or transfers for any reason.

Half Marathon Registration:
Student (student ID required) $25
Super Early Discount 12/1/16 – 1/14/17 $45
Early 1/15/17 – 2/14/17 $50
On-Time 2/15/17 – 3/14/17 $55
Late 3/15/17 – 4/14/17 $65

5K Registrations:
Student (student ID required) $20
Super Early Discount 12/1/16 – 1/14/17 $25
Early 1/15/17 – 2/14/17 $28
On-Time 2/15/17 – 3/14/17 $30
Late 3/15/17 – 4/14/17 $35

Amenities:
Half Marathon:
• Custom long-sleeve race t-shirt.
• Free pre-race pasta dinner (except student reg.)
• Complimentary brew from Lexington’s own Blue Lab Brewery (except students and minors).
• Free parking near start/finish line.
• Chip timing.
• Custom medals for all finishers.
• Drop bag table at start for personal belongings.
• Aid/drink stations thoughout the course.
• Awards to top overall finishers and winners of 12 age groups.
• Post race party with pizza, snacks, and beverage.
• Results posted online.
5K:
• Custom race t-shirt.
• Free parking near start/finish line.
• Chip timing.
• Drop bag table at start for personal belongings.
• Aid/drink stations thoughout the course.
• Awards to top overall finishers and winners of 12 age groups.
• Post race party with snacks, and beverage.
• Results posted online.

Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

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Races

Half Marathon

April 15, 2017 (Saturday) - 08:00
Cut off: 12:00 hours
Running
21.097 kilometers
Trail
The number for participants for the race is capped to 300.
 

5K

April 15, 2017 (Saturday) - 08:30
Running
5 kilometers
Trail